Polling in five states in April-May

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be held in April and May, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced on Friday.

While Assam will have a two-phase election on April 4 and 11, West Bengal will see balloting on seven dates despite a six-phase election: April 4, 11, 17, 21, 25 and 30 and May 5.

In contrast, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will see election on a single day: May 16.

Votes polled in all five states will be counted on May 19, Zaidi told the media.

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